“Don’t even think in your own language. English, all the time!”
In 1965, an American scientist lived with a dolphin for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English – part of a NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication. Condemned by the wider scientific community as an elaborate circus trick, Margaret’s lessons with Peter remain a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.
Inspired by the Dolphin House experiments, Breach’s Fringe First Award-winning Tank rips this history apart to explore the difficulties of bridging cultural divides, the politics behind the stories we tell, and what happens when you inject a dolphin with LSD.
Winner of a Fringe First Award
★★★★ “Cleverly pitched, often comic.” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Wow, is all I can say.” – The Times
★★★★ “Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy.” – Time Out
★★★★ “Witty but disturbing… brilliant.” – The Stage
★★★★ “Raw, joyous psych-rock freakout.” – The Scotsman
★★★★ “Fascinating gem of a show.” – The Independent
★★★★ “A very special young company.” – Fest Magazine
★★★★ “funny and bizarre, and then very tragic” – What’s On Stage
“Deeply weird, completely fascinating.” – Exeunt
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by New Diorama Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre.